Pathfinder: Aftermath

Aftermath- Tales thus far

Games 1-10

(Below are a collection of stories heard about the adventures)

Trogdor, and his companion dwarf traveled into the city of Alantrious with his long-time friendJohn keyes. Both being considered Tandel lords and generals thanks to their heraldry in combat and ending the Civil War they were asked to be guests at the Annual Festival for uniting the kingdoms. The inn they had planned to stay at was overbooked but thanks to the kind staff they were given another inn located in the heel for free.

Meanwhile a young soon to be princess named Arawen had escaped with her childhood friend to check out “The Shattered Tooth”, where former knights and the like were reportedly staying during the festivities. When they arrived the half-elves young friend attempted to steal something from Consequence Deathsbane. He was caught and kicked out, but Lex was there to keep everyone calm. Arawen, now alone, appeared to make friends with a strange oracle by the name of Tesseract The Heavenborn who always talked about himself in third person and at times claimed that he was almost a deity himself.

The following day the Celebration began and with it the tournaments that were prepared. A special game was integrated into the day, and beast was released underneath the city for adventures to find. They all paired up and made their way and eventually found the elusive beast. Moments later though it had been swallowed whole by a massive purple wurm that had tunneled through the earth up to the surface of Alantrious. The seven heroes formed together and slayed the beast. After-which Arawen had discovered that her best friend had been killed by it. Simultaneously goblins had attacked the city, injuring the king as well as stole much of the rewards for the games. With the city in chaos and the city guard attempting to bring order back, one of the commanders asked for the heroes to give chase to the goblins and return the stolen goods.

They began their journey and soon found a goblin camp in the Whispering Oak, after destroying them they found clues to their base’s location and that they actually kidnapped Durin Axebeard, King of Gunthor. A Gnome merchant by the name of Glint Ravenwood of the Ravenwood Trading Guild, told them that the city of Lowry has had sightings of mutated goblins as of late. They made their way to Lowry and met the locals, one of which was a priest named Rufus who used to consider himself a Black Vicar, but was now devoted to Khiroism. They all told tales of their Deity Khiro, and the impact he made on the city when he arrived, they all worshiped him. The heroes found a hidden tunnel inside of a well that led to an underground bomb shelter. After Trog’dor Strife scared a woman into falling down into the tunnel they made their way inside. There they found Khiro and his mutated goblin horde. After defeating him they discovered that the sword is what changed the people of Lowry into Goblins, and he was controlling them with some kind of mind-control. They also found Durin Axebeard, who was happy to his old friends, as well meet some new ones.

Back in Alantrious, Tesseract The Heavenborn vanished without a trace, and Arawen came back to an unfortunate home-coming. King Salason had died, who was set to marry her and because of the local legend the people were convinced she was cursed. Her family reluctantly disowned her, having a 2nd daughter to give into marriage. She left long-time home and camped outside of the city preparing to leave for good. The rest of the party had already been informed of an opportunity that King Axebeard to obtain their own land and base of operations if they were to align with the Nation of Gunthor and help cleanse the Mountains of the evil. They agreed, and with a little more convincing Arawen did as well.

They set out and on the boarder of Georgan and Gunthor they find a village named Fennifen. It seemed normal enough until in the middle of the night someone that was called The Crimson witch appeared, as well as a mysterious Tower that had erupted from the ground. They entered, fighting ghouls a long the way, as well as avoiding traps and finding clues they met the Crimson Witch. It was a difficult battle that almost ended with their deaths but with the quick thinking of Trog’dor they teleported to safety and vanquished the Witch for good.

It wasn’t long til they reached the Mountains that contained the city of Rocky Helm. A small surface-side trading village named Wedge was in front of its entry though and at this point was denied to all those that were not from the city. After meeting a series of townsfolks, they became involved with Bracken Half-blood of the Bracken Badboys gang who claimed to know a secret entrance into the city. All he led them to was a nest of Troglodyte eggs and it’s guardians. After the fight, John stashed an egg into his bag and they made their way through the caves to find Rocky Helm. Bracken fled from the party and the others went to see a Mr. Dwaryne the Rock-beard-Johnson who introduced you to the the Human representative of Rocky Helm, Orland Xavier who claimed that Bhragin Storm wind was the one responsible for the vanishing humans. After gathering some intel you find out that the Stormwinds own a Mine located in the back of the city inside of the Forge District.

Inside the mines they find burned dwarf corpses, as well as some magical barriers to keep them from entering. They arrived just in time to stop a masked magician with a pair of hell hounds from killing Bhagrin Stormwind. After the close encounter, they found out that it was actually Orland behind the mask, and he was attempting doing what was requested of him so he could enter an organization called The Krux. He was arrested and Stormwind pledge his allegiance to your cause.

That day Axebeard returned to his kingdom and thanked the heroes for a job well done. In the morning he set them up with a guide who happened to be the recaptured Bracken. to atone for his crimes he was sent to serve the cause. His Brother Gorzack even awarded them with a magical item for the trouble he has and will cause.

In the Gunthor mountains, they find remnants of wagon that belonged to the Olivebranch family, and soon a lake covered with a dense fog. Keyes decided to walk across the lake with a spell and avoided a hive swarm in the process. The others managed to find a Boat, and with their horse that was retrieved by Arawen they ventured across.the lake. The swarm was no match and soon they were on the island with the castle. The place seemed baron and abandoned, but inside on the dungeon level the former king of Gunthor, Garrin Axebeard was found dead inside one of the cells. They also found several hive warriors and a queen waiting for them in the next room. The battle was short and deadly, and many of the adventures almost lost their lives but it did not come to that. They persevered and claimed their new home as their own.

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